Congressman Costa once had ‘shoulder-length hair'
© Anne Wernikoff

Rep. Jim Costa (D-Calif.) let his hair down in his younger days.

According to a new memoir by former Rep. John Krebs (D-Calif.), Costa had “shoulder-length hair” a long time ago.

Krebs, 87, penned his life experiences so his grandchildren could know him better, according to an article on

Costa worked for Krebs, who was born in Berlin and raised in Israel. The congressman told the newspaper that he owes his former boss “a lot” and called Krebs’s story “the American immigrant’s story.”

We, of course, were curious what Costa looked like with long hair. Unfortunately, his spokeswoman said those old photos aren’t in Washington, D.C. But here’s an open invitation to the congressman: If you locate them, we’ll print ’em.